Sea Change

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Sea Change, mixed media, 18×24″, 2010.

This combination of painting, collage, and drawing came about as a result of a weird dream I had where this woman was sailing away on a Viking ship.  I added in surreal details to add to the dream-like idea.  It recently found a new home, in a friend’s new home.

 

Garbage Landscape

Garbage Landscape, 12 x 16″, mixed media, 2019.

 

Pretty self-explanatory image.  The clouds are tissue paper with paint thickly applied.  The ground is corrugated cardboard with the top layer peeled off, and painted.

Hockey Chicken

Hockey Chicken, 12 x 18″, Mixed Media, 2018.

Last summer I spent a fabulous week with other TAB (teaching for artistic behaviors) art teachers in Boston for a week-long grad class.  We shared ideas, listened to guest speakers, and had glorious studio time.

This artwork began with the just the chicken head.  It is a lino cut block print on orange paper, with drawn details.  I started this, because at the time, my then 3-year old son’s favorite insult was, “Chicken head!”  I made a series of just floating chicken head prints on painted scrap papers.  I started to build the background with blue painted watercolor paper and layered and painted newspapers from Boston.

The chicken’s body is made from cut painted papers, construction paper, and construction paper that is draw on.

The flower blooms and stems are cut from painted papers, with drawn details with bamboo pen and ink.